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Privacy is the other side of security…

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The concept of privacy follows the security topic very well. Privacy is a personal right. Security is a personal choice. But the two work together and against each other all the time. Confidentiality and ownership are often confused. Security is protecting you, protecting your family and your friends. Privacy is information that you have the right to well, not have shared. One of the things that I found interesting was the conversation I had the other day. For example, I have published a few articles on Hubpages. In every single case, the option is there to Copyright that article. By default, not all sites have that. If you don’t explicitly state in your post or blog that it is Copyright you, the site you are sharing to, owns that first Copyright.

That is why the very first plagiarism check most sites do, is has it been published before. Even if you are the one that posted it, the right of first Copyright (unless you kept it) goes to the original publishing site. That means as long as that site is in existence, it owns that first publication right. Privacy means as long as the information is in your head, it is wholly yours. Once you share it on a blog or in a comment, it is the property of the site that hosts either the comments or the blog. The line between privacy and security is very crisp. The application of privacy is always the harder part. I published a post more than two years ago talking about the concept of image ownership.

You see, in the modern world, there are cameras everywhere. In the early evening, we walk our dogs around our neighborhood. The first time we walked around the neighborhood, there were in our neighborhood about 12 cameras. There are closer to 20 cameras seven years later. That isn’t a huge change overall, but the other day I was counting cameras in the downtown area of our city. It isn’t a big city, and when we first moved to our area, I calculated the visible cameras. There were around 31 cameras that were openly visible as you walked around our little downtown. Now (this was done two months ago), there are more than 60 visible cameras in our small city.

Privacy is the information you hold in your head. Protecting your privacy is a critical part of your security.

Yesterday’s Security Post

https://virily.com/virily_poll/security-is-all-about-you/

This work is Copyright DocAndersen. Any resemblance to people real or fictional in this piece is accidental (unless explicitly mentioned by name.)

  • Question of

    Did you know that a site that hosts your blog actually owns the first copyright unless you put a disclaimer?

    • Yes
  • Question of

    Even if you put a disclaimer the site that publishes your blog still owns the first publication?

    • Yes
  • Question of

    you really can’t take a post from one site and put it on the other?

    • Yes
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    Privacy is harder than security?

    • Yes
  • Question of

    Security is harder than Privacy?

    • Yes

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  1. Q: DID YOU KNOW THAT A SITE THAT HOSTS YOUR BLOG ACTUALLY OWNS THE FIRST COPYRIGHT UNLESS YOU PUT A DISCLAIMER?
    Yes (2 votes) – 100%
    Q: EVEN IF YOU PUT A DISCLAIMER THE SITE THAT PUBLISHES YOUR BLOG STILL OWNS THE FIRST PUBLICATION?
    Yes (1 votes) – 100%
    Q: YOU REALLY CAN’T TAKE A POST FROM ONE SITE AND PUT IT ON THE OTHER?
    Yes (1 votes) – 100%
    Q: PRIVACY IS HARDER THAN SECURITY?
    Yes (2 votes) – 100%
    Q: SECURITY IS HARDER THAN PRIVACY?
    Yes (2 votes) – 100%

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    • i pinged my buddy who is a lawyer (intellectual property) in the EU. He said “right of first publication includes permanent copyright if not otherwise assigned at publication.” or, in English, if you but copyright in the document you own it after the first publication, but the site still owns the original publication even if they go out of business. Legally, however, they cannot republish your content.

  2. That’s very interesting! Is the copyright disclaimer really enough? I guess it depends on the site’s terms and conditions too. I only know that if something is too valuable to me, I just shouldn’t post it. XD

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